These delicate scones are the perfect lightly sweet treat to serve with coffee or tea at any holiday get-together. It's a simple bread since, like biscuits, it doesn't require much kneading and there's no need to let the dough rise.

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add milk and lemon peel, stirring just until mixed. Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently six times. Shape into a ball. On a greased baking sheet, pat dough into a circle about 1/2 in thick and 8-1/2 in. in diameter. Using a sharp knife, cut wedges in the dough, being careful not to cut all the way through. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

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Tips

Editor's Note: To sour milk, place 1-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar in a measuring cup. Add enough milk to equal 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 24.9g; fat 9.6g; cholesterol 24.9mg; sodium 302mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (71)

Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2008
Excellent recipe! I doubled this recipe and baked it in a muffin pan to create lemon "biscuits" for strawberry shortcake, which took about 20 minutes @ 350 degrees. I also wanted a little more lemon flavor, so I added 1/4 cup of lemon juice and a 1/4 cup more sugar (1/8 cup of each if you're not doubling the recipe)...delicious! Everyone loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2008
So good -- very, very easy to make and you don't need eggs. I wanted a strong lemon taste so I added lemon juice and extract, and they came out just perfect. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2008
Great recipe.... I didn't "sour" the milk (just used regular skim milk) and added a little lemon juice. I also added an additional teaspoon of grated lemon peel. Light and fluffy... very good! I will make this again! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2010
These scones have a wonderful texture and taste, I will definitely make again. I made a few changes- I had buttermilk that I needed to use up, so I used it in place of the sour milk. I increased the sugar slightly to 1/3 cup and as others suggested, added 1 Tbsp. of lemon juice for a stronger lemon flavor. Lastly, I used a lemon glaze from another recipe after baking, combining 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. of lemon peel and 1/2 c. confectioners sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2008
My family loves this delicate scone for breakfast. They don't have a strong lemon flavor and are not overpowering. Hint: Make this recipe the night before and refrigerated the dough, then roll out and cut. Brush the tops with a little egg white, and sprinkle with a very course sugar. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2009
these scones were great!! I didn't sour the milk (didn't have vinegar) I added a little bit of plain yogurt to some milk... Since I also added a lemon glaze to the top instead of sugar... GREAT RECIPE!.. I will make again! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/07/2007
I thought these scones were much too biscuit like--they weren't buttery and crumbly but more flaky--and I didn't think the lemon flavor stood out that much at all, even after trying a lemon glaze--I added poppy seeds too and that worked fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2008
I made these today and I must say..."yummy!". I did not have any lemon peel, so substituted 1tsp lemon juice (replacing 1tsp sour milk). This was a simple recipe and I really enjoyed making them. I'm glad I didn't double it because I would have eaten twice as many! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2007
These turned out pretty well and did have a light, delicate lemon taste. I pat the dough into a circle slightly smaller than recommended and cut it into eight scones. I added a little fresh lemon juice to the batter as well as to the top of dough before I baked it. Read More
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